25 Apr '13, 8pm

MT @thenyic: Make sense of the proposed #immigration bill. Read what NYIC lawyers + advocates had to say: #TimeIsNow

MT @thenyic: Make sense of the proposed #immigration bill. Read what NYIC lawyers + advocates had to say: #TimeIsNow

The bill, as it is currently written, establishes a new Registered Provisional Immigrants status that would allow the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States as of December 31, 2011, to obtain lawful status, become employment-authorized, and have permission to travel. The RPI provisions further allow adjustment to Lawful Permanent Resident status (“green card”) after ten years, and to apply for US citizenship after an additional three. Patrick Young of the Central American Refugee Center, discussed the new RPI status, and offered a comparison to the legalization program of the late 1980s. While Mr. Young commended the proposal in general, he also raised concern about the early cut-off date for eligibility, and the prolonged path to citizenship. To the great concern of advocates, however, the bill also drastically reduces the availability of...

Full article: http://www.thenyic.org/PR/CIR-Briefing-5-25-13

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